Nintendo has just finished up with its September 2019 Direct, and with it came a whole slew of new games and announcements. From ports of old games to completely new releases, it seems that this Direct had something for just about everybody. Of course, some parts of the presentation got more love than others, so we have a rundown of some of the biggest reveals.
5. SNES Games Releasing For Nintendo Switch Online
Nearly a year after its initial launch, Nintendo Switch Online will finally receive SNES games. Similar to when NES games were added, Nintendo will release a bundle of 20 classics from the retro system, with more coming each month. The initial launch will happen on September 5th, 2019, and will include popular hits such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and more. Keep in mind that access to these games requires a Nintendo Switch Online Membership, so if you don’t already have on, now might be the time to pick one up.
4. Overwatch Coming to Nintendo Switch
Finally, the first-person-shooter that took the world by storm, Overwatch, will finally arrive on the Nintendo Switch. While not much is known, the game will release on October 15th and will include additional features exclusive to the Switch such as gyro-motion controls. Overwatch on Switch will retail for $4o USD and can be pre-purchased today. Along with the game, players who pre-order will receive the Noire Widowmaker character and three months of Nintendo Switch Online.
3. Banjo-Kazooie Releases For Smash Today
Yes, the bear and bird that blew fans away at this year’s E3 will come release on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC fighter today, September 4th. Nintendo announced that Banjo-Kazooie will become available after the Direct presentation. A special video overview of the character hosted by Head Developer Masahiro Sakurai will also premiere after the Direct. Banjo-Kazooie is the third character for the Super Smach Bros. Ultimate Fighter’s Pass, coming after Joker from Persona 5 and the Hero from the Dragon Quest series.
2. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
As the final announcement from the Direct, Nintendo revealed that the original entry from the Xenoblade Chronicles series will come to the Nintendo Switch in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Developed by MONOLITHSOFT, Xenoblade Chronicles original released on the Wii in 2010 in Japan, 2011 in Europe and Australia, and 2012 in North America. This RPG became known for being the developer’s first major success. the Direct did not provide any information on what, if any, new content will come with the Definitive Edition, but we do know that it will release sometime in 2020.
1. Terry Bogard For Smash And More Fighters Incoming
To no one’s surprise, the fourth fighter for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter’s Pass was shown. Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury will arrive as DLC sometime in November 2019. Unfortunately, the trailer that accompanied the announcement did not show any gameplay. However, what did occur immediately after excited fans everywhere. Once all the DLC fighters have released for the pass, more fighters will arrive to Ultimate sometime in the future. Sadly, we do not have any exact dates as of now, but hopefully we will hear more soon.
What reveals excited you? Let us know in the comments below! For more Nintendo announcements, check out our article on the five biggest reveals from last month’s Indie World presentation, or take a look at our rundown of five great games coming out this September. Otherwise, keep it on Culture of Gaming for all things gaming!
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Oscar is a writer for Culture of Gaming. He is an aspiring video game journalist that follows anything and everything Nintendo. His favorite franchises consist of Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts.